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US Attorney's Office announces new public procedures to report environmental concerns


Tue, Dec 13th 2022 02:10 pm

U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced members of the public who have concerns regarding environmental issues within the community can now report those concerns to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as well as other federal and state agencies.

In making the announcement, Ross said, “Strong and fair enforcement of environmental and public health laws ensures a healthy community for all families to live, learn, play and work. Your reporting of public health and safety concerns supports environmental protection and environmental justice.”

Environmental concerns can include:

√ Air quality

√ Water pollution

√ Dumping, burying or burning of chemicals or toxic waste

√ Climate change

√ Health

√ Workplace conditions

√ Wildlife, including pesticide application

√ Wetland destruction

√ Medications, cosmetics and biological products

√ Oil and chemical spills

√ Discriminatory environmental and health impacts caused by recipients of federal funds

To report concerns, contact Environmental Justice Coordinator Aaron J. Mango at 716-843-5700 or email [email protected]. For more information or a complete listing of reporting agencies, go to: https://www.justice.gov/file/1542081/download#Environmental%20Justice%20Program.

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